Group of PMG-certified Solid-9 US Notes Realizes $99,000 in May Sale

Posted on 5/11/2022

The $10 Premium Set has the same highly desirable fancy serial number from each Federal district.

A group of 12 Federal Reserve Notes, each with a Solid-9 Serial Number, sold for $99,000 in a Stack’s Bowers sale on May 3, 2022. Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) had the honor of certifying this one-of-a-kind 1995 $10 Premium Set, with grades ranging from PMG 58 Choice About Uncirculated to PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ (Session A, lot 40393).

1995 $10 Federal Reserve Note (Boston) with Solid-9 Serial Number graded PMG 62 Uncirculated and pedigreed to the Premium Federal Reserve Set. Realized: $99,000
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In 1995, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) released 2,000 hardcover 24-page books that highlighted each Federal Reserve Bank and included a $10 banknote from each district. This particular set is exceptional since the BEP no longer issues a high-range serial number, such as Solid-9s, for general circulation.

1995 $10 Federal Reserve Note (San Francisco) with Solid-9 Serial Number graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated EPQ and pedigreed to the Premium Federal Reserve Set
Realized: $99,000
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Solid serial numbers are a type of fancy serial number where each digit is the same. Many collectors place a premium on fancy serial numbers. To see videos about fancy serial numbers, visit the PMG YouTube channel.

Prices realized include buyer's premium. The $ symbol represents US Dollars.

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